During a holiday journey from Berlin to the north German island of Usedom, you tested how well e-mobility works over longer distances. What impressions did you take with you?
I liked Usedom. The drive with the e-Golf was fun. However, we also experienced some difficulties which disrupted our plans. We had to be more flexible than with a diesel or petrol engine. The reason was neither the e-Golf nor the e-mobility itself, but rather the state of the infrastructure around the e-car. Overall, I came home with a mixed picture.
Let’s start with the positives – what convinced you the most?
I like the driving feel. Electric cars are dynamic, you don’t have a transmission. At the same time, it is a pleasant, quiet driving experience. It’s fun, although I usually prefer to travel by train on longer journeys. The second plus point: an e-car takes away some of my guilty conscience. After all, there are always discussions about the eco-balance. But when I think about the goal of the so-called energy transition, to significantly increase the share of green electricity, then electric vehicles are clearly better for the climate than combustion engines. In addition, they drive without local pollutant emissions.